Morobe schools start late

Lae News, Normal

SCHOOLS in Morobe province were slow to start the year with most classes being delayed until enrollment is completed at the end of the week.
Two of the province’s secondary schools sent their students home by 10am after a brief orientation during assembly time.
At Bugandi Secondary School, classes had been delayed for a week following renovation work currently being done on classrooms and several other buildings at the school.
Markham Road and Omili and St Paul’s Primary Schools were all busy attending to parents and student enrollment queries on the first day.
St Paul’s Primary School headmaster, Kennedy Botty, said for enrollment, priority had been given to those students who had fully paid their school fees.
Teachers of all three schools said they expected a slight increase in student intake compared with last year.
Morobe special education resource centre (MSERC), which specialises in teaching and training children with special needs, also reported an increase in interest through the enrollment forms being taken up by interested parents and guardians.